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Vacancy: Musical Director

The Pentland Junior Singers are looking for a new Musical Director


About us:


  • We are a youth choir for children aged 8 to 14 based in Balerno.


  • We performtwo concerts a year in conjunction with the Pentland Singers, take part in the Balerno Music Festival and compete in the Edinburgh Competition Festival.


  • We sing a wide variety of choral,folk and world music and songs from shows and films in unison, two and three part harmony


  • Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening, during term time, in Balerno Parish Church from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.


  • We are supported by the Pentland Singers who are a registered charity and are managed by a committee elected by our members.


We are seeking a new Musical Director who will:


  • Have experience of teaching and developing musical skills and abilities with children


  • Have a clear conducting style


  • Encourage and develop the choir’s musicality and skills.


  • Have a track record of producing rehearsal and concert programmes that appeal to children with a range of musical tastes and are popular with audiences.


  • Work with the committee and adult choir musical director in planning varied programmes.


  • Be comfortable working with other professional musicians when required and has good contacts in the music world.


Further information can be found on our website:


To apply please send a musical CV, including two referees, and a short covering letter (email) outlining your suitability for the post to:


Alison Marr (Chair)


Interviews will take place prior to auditions with the choir on the evening of Thursday 19th September 2019.This position is available from October 2019.

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